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UK calls on former EU chief to help break Brexit deadlock

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Feb 11, 2019 5:55 PM 2+ mon ago

UK calls on former EU chief to help break Brexit deadlock

The former president of the European Council has been called upon by Theresa May as a potential "influencer" to break the Brexit deadlock, sources have told Sky News.

It is understood that Herman Van Rompuy had a private dinner with Theresa May's deputy, Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington in Brussels on Monday night.

Mr Van Rompuy, who was European Council president between 2009 and 2014, was spotted arriving at the British ambassador's residence just after 7pm.

A source told Sky News that Mr Van Rompuy was invited to attend the dinner because he is seen as an "influencer" with the potential capability to seek out a compromise between the two sides.

Mr Van Rompuy was at the helm in the European Council throughout the Greek financial crisis, which threatened the stability of the euro. Greece was finally bailed out in a compromise ...

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